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The Cocoa Butter Formula Is The Best!
I have dry skin that tends to get ashy and flaky if I don't regularly moisturize after showering. I use a strong skin buffer in the shower with my shower cream, and then apply this lotion on my damp skin and it completely soaks in while I brush my teeth and dry my hair. Not greasy or slimy in any way. I especially like it because it's inexpensive, but it really does last ALL DAY. And I have dry skin! I like the cocoa butter formula because it's rich and creamy and smells delicious, but isn't overpowering like some other cocoa butters - the fragrance disappears quickly, and doesn't interfere with my regular perfume. I use lotion everyday and this one is excellent for the money.
December 3, 2010
Flawless Definition Is All You Get With This Mascara...
It's true to its' name...flawless definition and excellent separation make this a great everyday mascara. But if you're looking for length or major fullness, it's not here. The brush is amazing and I was shocked at how well it separated my lashes. They looked really natural and the tapered wand gave incredible coverage to even my tiniest lashes. But for sheer ooomph in length or fullness, I'd suggest a mascara dedicated to those looks. That being said, this IS a great mascara for an everyday, very natural look!
December 3, 2010
Not Their Best Lip Product!
Bought this yesterday. I'm a huge lip balm fanatic, loved the pretty packaging and the gorgeous color ("Glow") of this product, so why not try it? Ummmm....not a big fan. The GOOD: beautiful color that showed up very subtly on my lips, yummy flavor & scent, interesting "cooling" Hydragel formula, SPF 20. The BAD: VERY STICKY (don't wear this if you have long hair and there's a breeze!), kind of gloppy application, a thick formula that doesn't really make lips soft. Very shiny...be careful how much you put on or your lips will look like they're coated in clear vinyl. I'll probably use this as a gloss but definitely not as a lip moisturizer.
October 30, 2010
Lovely in Blackest Black
I've always like this mascara for a nice, natural look. It definitely has a thinner formula and so there is a wait time after application, but it does leave my black lashes darker and more defined. It does NOT curl or lengthen...but does thicken a bit. . I do have to fan my eyes after applying it to get it to set. I use this when I want a minimalist look ~ it's perfect for those times when you don't want to do a full make-up. With this there is no drama, no thrills....just nice, dark lashes with a hint of thickness.
August 3, 2010
My Go-To Lip Balm!
I have at least three tubes of this stuff at any given time. I am a bona fide lip balm addicts and I love this stuff! Silk & Shine leaves my lips soft & just lightly glossy and is never waxy, greasy or heavy. On my lips, it's soft and lightly moist - lipstick and gloss glide on over it, no problem. I have full lips that are perpetually in need of care and moisture, and this product always delivers for me. I'm always using it during the day, and my lips look great. I'm going to go put some on right now!
July 24, 2010
Phewww.....this stuff is STINKY!
I'm not sure if I'm writing for the correct product, because I couldn't find the product name here....so I'm wondering if they changed it either to or from what I have now. I have a tube of Neutrogena AGELESS INTENSIVES Deep Wrinkle Moisture, SPF 20 (with Helioplex). I tried this because I LOVE the Anti-Wrinkle cream w/Retinol (the one that has SPF 15) but decided to try this one because of the the higher SPF. Well, I'm sure the Retinol is working great (with Neutrogena, it always does), but THIS PRODUCT SMELLS BAD. The scent is very strong....like a combination of chemicals and pet food, masked with a perfume-y smell. Seriously. I hate using it simply because the odor is so strong and I'm sure it's noticeable. Especially in the hot weather when my face and neck perspire. :/ This stuff stinks. It's a shame, because everything else about it is great. But the smell is so awful, I've only used it about four times and am too afraid to go out in public smelling like pet food. Guess I'll be going back to my lower SPF Anti-Wrinkle moisturizer...at least it doesn't smell. Dang.
July 22, 2010
Good And Bad...
I've been using BM on and off for the past few years. I've recently been assuaged by adult acne (I'm 38) and have combination, olive-toned skin. Bare Minerals is okay and looks good on me, but sometimes, I must put too much on because it does tend to have a weird shimmer-effect (like diffused lighting in a 70's photo). Also, my other two complaints would be that it doesn't last (no more than three hours tops!), and it doesn't take away the oiliness of my nose. I have to use pressed powder on my nose to finish my look and take away the shine. Other than those few complaints, I do like the coverage and the "naturalness" of it. :)
November 18, 2009
I Use This Everyday!
I'm NEVER WITHOUT THIS! It's the one make-up staple in my bag. I started using this ten years ago when I noticed a girlfriend using it religiously....that's all she wore and she made it look so effortless when she applied it. I became determined to try it and with a little practice, I could put it on easily. I can now apply it perfectly in seconds...it's just habit now. The black stays truly black (doesn't dry into a dark blue shade) and looks amazing with my olive skin, black hair, and brown eyes. It really does last ALL DAY, no SMUDGING, FLAKING OR STINGING. I prefer to soften the tip right away when I get a new one, as it tends to be a bit inflexible, but softens up with use, which I feel gives me more control w/the application. With practice and a steady hand, you can create both a thick, dramatic line or a thin, natural one. Excellent for everyone - first-time user or experienced, this is the perfect liquid liner!
October 28, 2009
Amazing...it's all I use!
This product is incredible and I guess it really does what it claims to do, because it leaves my hair soft, smooth and shiny....even after I terrorize it for fifteen minutes with my hair dryer! I don't need to use anything else....even though before I found this, I used to use a straightening cream to smooth my hair. With this, I simply spray it on (I spray it all over, even though the directions say to spray from the middle of the hair shaft on down) and dry. Usually after drying, my hair is roughed up, dry and puffy....but this product leaves my hair smooth & shiny & so soft! I love this product and won't ever be without it!
October 28, 2009
Can't Do Without It!
I adore this conditioner. I was at the end of a bottle of Hydra Vive and the next day, used this conditioner I'd picked up for a lot less money....and the difference was amazing. My hair was SO soft and shiny, I was dumbfounded. It softens and moisturizes my long, straight, black hair and it always comes out smooth, glossy and so, so soft. (And yes, I do blow-dry often.) It smells kind of like Biolage...coconut-y and nice, and while the experience in the shower is nice, the scent doesn't linger in my hair. But with hair this soft and shiny, who cares? :)
October 28, 2009